Infectious Diseases

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Eye Abnormalities Found in Infants with Microcephaly in Brazil Free

The Zika virus has been implicated in vision-threatening eye lesions in infants born with microcephaly, according to a case series in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Drug Watch / Vaccine Watch

FDA Approves a TAF-Containing Fixed-Dose Combination for Treatment of HIV Infection

The first tenofovir alafenamide–containing combination to be approved is similar to tenofovir disoproxil–based therapy in efficacy but has more favorable effects on markers of bone and kidney health.

HIV and ID Observations Blog

A Ridiculously Long Post: How EHRs Expose Unspoken Hierarchies Within Medicine — Or Maybe Are Just Bad Free

Are electronic health records just plain bad? Dr. Paul Sax weighs in.

Guideline Watch

Management of Latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection in Low-Incidence Countries

This WHO-issued document provides evidence-based guidance on whom to test and how to treat for latent tuberculosis infection in countries with low tuberculosis incidence.

Infective Endocarditis in Adults

An update to guidelines published in 2005, this new document continues to incorporate an evidence-based scoring system but now provides the evidence level for each recommendation.